Summer Discount Plan

Summer Discount Plan


You can make a difference this summer by helping to prevent power shortages in your community. Earn up to $160 in credits on your energy bill when you sign up for the Summer Discount Plan (SDP). There’s no cost to enroll or participate in the program. Flexible program options let you choose your level of comfort and savings.

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How the Program Works


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When you sign up, SCE will install a remote-controlled device on or near your air conditioner at no cost to you. This will allow us to turn off or cycle your A/C unit during energy events throughout the year based on your program preferences. You’ll earn bill credits from June 1 to October 1 for participating.

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Choose Your Comfort Level

We understand more people are staying home during these challenging times. For more control over your A/C during an energy event, we offer program options with override control.** These options allow you to opt out of an energy event if you are at home and still want to use your A/C. If you are currently enrolled, you can switch your eligible A/C unit to another plan option by updating your preferences.

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Stay Informed of 
Upcoming Energy Events

When you sign up, SCE will install a remote-controlled device on or near your air conditioner at no cost to you. This will allow us to turn off or cycle your A/C unit during energy events throughout the year based on your program preferences. You’ll earn bill credits from June 1 to October 1 for participating. Find out more about the Demand Response Alerts App.

 

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Choose the Plan Option for You 

OptionsEarn up to*A/C ShutoffPush-Button Override
Maximum Savings

$160

Continuously, up to 6 hours per event 
Comfort

$80

15 minutes of each half-hour, up to 6 hours per event 
Savings with Override Control

$80

Continuously, up to 6 hours per event

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Maximum Comfort with Override Control

$40

15 minutes of each half-hour, up to 6 hours per event

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*Estimated Bill Credit based on a typical 4.5-ton air conditioning unit. Actual bill credit could increase with larger units and decrease for smaller ones and will vary based on your level of participation and your equipment. Additional terms and conditions apply.

**Push-button override options are not available on roof-mounted A/C units. Override may be used up to five times a year.

Enroll in the Summer Discount Plan


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You can enroll online in a few simple steps or if you prefer to enroll by U.S. mail, please print and complete an application form (PDF) and return it to us. Our mailing address is on the form. You will need your service account number, which can be found on a recent bill.

Choose your preferred language application form:

English  |  Spanish  |  Korean  |  Chinese  |  Vietnamese

 

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Be Prepared for an Energy Event


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Energy Events

What is an energy event and when does it happen? An SCE Energy Event is a designated time when SCE limits air conditioning usage in participating homes to reduce demand on the energy grid.

We may call an energy event in response to emergencies, overworked electrical grids, high wholesale energy prices, or as part of testing. An energy event can happen at any time during the year and may last up to 6 hours per day (with the possible exception of a system emergency).

You can find information about active or historical energy events at any time. 

View SDP Events

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Update Your Preferences

You can manage your preferences online at any time. If you prefer to update your enrollment preferences by U.S. mail, please print and complete a change form (PDF) and return it to us. Our mailing address is on the form. You will need your service account number, which can be found on a recent bill.

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SCE Demand Response Program

Learn how you can help save energy and avoid SCE energy events with Demand Response.

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Have More Questions About SDP? 

For additional frequently asked questions, program details, and eligibility requirements. Check out our FAQs in the Help Center.

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